Pres Trump: “We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy Special Operator Senior Chief William ‘Ryan’ Owens. Ryan died as he lived, a warrior, and a hero battling against terrorism and securing our nation.
I just spoke to Gen Mattis who reconfirmed that, and I quote, ‘Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.’
Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.
For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom we will never forget him.”
After more then 2 minutes of applause Pres Trump spoke again, “Ryan is looking down right now, you know that. And he is very happy because I think he just broke a record.”